That's what I call Art Inspiration by artnoise


It was the explosion of colours that attracted me the most, but more important it is the source of inspiration that the artist, found on Art Web by chance, had for this incredibly meaningful piece. This is ekphrasis or meta-art, as in art inspired by art. It is all it means. Nothing more. Enjoy in full.

THE BLUE GUITAR by Kip Kavallares - on ArtWeb

THE BLUE GUITAR by Kip Kavallares - on ArtWeb

Inspired by David Hockney etchings who was inspired by W. Stevens Poem who was inspired by P. Picasso’s ” The old Guitarist”

Soberness makes a woman a slave of her thoughts by artnoise

L'Absinthe, Edgar Degas,1875-76

L'Absinthe, Edgar Degas,1875-76

 "Every night I come here, in this cafe to wash away all the bastardly ways he's found to describe me as a whore. The reasons are vary and the most important one is that I'm miserably alone. The society out there is something unbearable, even if there is a growth, it seems it's going backwards in me. This bastard here doesn't even cast a glance at me. He's just cold-shouldering. Well, I must be ugly and disgusting, am I?  He must think I'm one of those ladies. Has he spoken with my husband by chance? After all, how could I blame him? The desolation is stuck in my eyes. My presence here is useless.

Don't worry, I'm fine. I'm sitting here hopelessly, helplessly, powerlessly, but I'm fine, really. Perhaps, wearing a hat in a public place, might be inappropriate and I might look in a hurry, ready to quaff and go, but I am not. I will probably stay here all night, having a lot of thoughts of my pathetic, curblike existence. Also my shadow, behind me, seems to ignore my real shape. It's not defined. Perhaps it's reflecting my non-definition, my tired body, my heavy limbs.

I am not an alcoholic, you know, but this nectar is just before my lazy eyes. I'm just staring at it. It may yet be some of use to me, it may help, at some point. The power is clear in this green liquid, although dull and turbid.

Garçon? Fill it up right to the top, s'il vous plaît." 

Aren't we all political cartoonists? by artnoise

Political artists maybe? Where the politics ends and art starts? How thin is the threshold? Is this a solid line between the two or are there some gaps? Perhaps a dotty lines like this ........................... will solve all our doubts.

Seriously, art and images are really more powerful than words, especially in politics. Art is indeed powerful even in peaceful situations, and when it comes to depict the horrors of a war or a vicious political debate, it's the best way to provoke awareness. I know the feeling that takes a cartoonist or a photo journalist to a certain point where your guts have the power on you, on your capacity to express disgust of what you see, through your art. On the other hand, when it comes to make art, it's a different matter. The art's purpose should be spread beauty and provoke something in your guts that are far from awareness of corruption, poverty, warfare and so on. How artists can manage they unconscious reactions and feelings towards what happens around them, is not our business, but definitely it's something we can only see through their art. The way they face all the political issues, social disruptions and harsh realities, is something that fascinates me until the point to investigate about their socio-political background, finding out the real meaning behind those lines, colours and violent paint strokes.

A taste of what I'm talking about: I've bumped into an interesting website earlier this week called Cartoon Movement where artworks depict social and political issues without favoritisms and with a hint of sarcasms, wisely reviewed.

Vasco Gargalo's perspective on the   civil war in Syria  , based on the most powerful anti-war painting in history,   Guernica     by Picasso.

Vasco Gargalo's perspective on the civil war in Syria, based on the most powerful anti-war painting in history, Guernica by Picasso.